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Tieto joins PCI Security Standards Council to contribute in protecting consumer payment data


Tieto has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, Tieto will work with the Council to develop the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity.

As a Participating Organization, Tieto will have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on IT systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents best protection against data criminals.

“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” says Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, Tieto demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”

“We have always put the security and reliability of our solutions on top of the agenda and by being part of the PCI Security Standards Council our goal is to collaborate with participating organizations and to evolve the industry standards to ensure that customer challenges are addressed,” says Maris Ozolins, Head of Cards, Tieto.

Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.

Tieto is our new brand name as of 1 December 2008. The official registered name of the company is TietoEnator Corporation.

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit


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